Author Archives: Jolien Mertens

How to keep apple leather clean & fresh?

Our APL sneaker is made of apple leather and colored with biological paint.  But do you know how to clean apple leather? Wondering whether you can just cleanse them like regular leather sneakers? We’ve got all the answers for you. Just keep on reading. Apple leather: strong & naturally UV resistant Let’s be honest: the […]

Komrads APL is PETA-approved vegan

We’re so proud to announce that Komrads APL has been certified cruelty-free by PETA! (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) It’s an acknowledgement of our broader commitment to the planet. PETA-Approved Vegan What does that label mean? Well, our Komrads APL sneakers are free from any animal products and byproducts. No animals are used, […]

Spotify playlist to keep you movin’ and groovin’

Is it friday yet? Nope, but here’s a playlist to make you feel like it is. Put this playlist on repeat and listen to our summer faves all day long! Fabulous footwear, rock ‘n’ roll & pop There is nothing like the feeling of your sneakers hitting the dancefloor to the beat of your favorite […]

Add a festival feeling to your summer with Komrads

Boo-hoo, this year’s festival season is practically cancelled. All music festivals are put on hold. We can learn to live with it or…  this could be the summer to conjure up your own mini-festival at home or visit a summer bar with live music. That calls for a comfy, summer-proof canvas sneaker don’t you think? […]

Komrads Partizan Black & White featured in a book

‘Leloo’s Journey’ ( Dutch: De reis van Leloo) is the first Dutch children’s book by writer Nathalie De Jongh and illustrator Matthieu Pelhate, both Belgian creators. If you flip through the book you’ll notice something very special… You may not see it straight away, but the main character Leloo is wearing her trusty Komrads the […]

Get ready for spring with Komrads APL

The grayness of winter is almost over. Soon the apple trees will be in full bloom and all we can think about these days is how much we’re looking forward to spring. ‘t is the season to WEAR “apples”, so we’ve created a lookbook with our favorite spring outfit ideas paired with apple leather sneakers. […]

“Trashpackers”: battling plastic pollution

Tijmen Sissing from Trashpackers wearing sustainable sneakers made of apples and recycled materials.

Tijmen Sissing, a Dutchman from Trashpackers, loves to inspire people by passing on the message: “there’s no such thing as waste”. He united a community of backpackers & locals from all over the world. Together they try to collect 100.000 bin bags every year. We were utterly pleased to hear that Tijmen is fond of […]